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The strongest club side in the world on paper!

aus23

Cricket Spectator
for me the nsw blues and it is scary how good this team could look at there best!


P.HUGHES
D.WARNER
S.KATICH (VC)
M.CLARKE (C)
S.WATSON
B.HADDIN (WK)
M.HENRIQUES
B.LEE
N.HAURITZ
N.BRACKEN
S.CLARK

This would be my ODI team but is there any suggestions for a test line up?
 

howardj

International Coach
Don't mean to club you over the head, but I think you mean State/Provincial side.

Anyway, this NSW team would get lapped by the NSW team of the late 1990's IMO.
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
for me the nsw blues and it is scary how good this team could look at there best!

P.HUGHES
D.WARNER
S.KATICH (VC)
M.CLARKE (C)
S.WATSON
B.HADDIN (WK)
M.HENRIQUES
B.LEE
N.HAURITZ
N.BRACKEN
S.CLARK

This would be my ODI team but is there any suggestions for a test line up?
I guess the Test team is just Jaques for Warner, Bollinger for Bracken and Henriques spot is up for grabs with probably Thornley the favourite.

Victoria's 4 day side will be difficult to beat for any state/province.
1 Nick Jewell
2 Chris Rogers
3 Brad Hodge
4 David Hussey
5 Cameron White
6 Andrew McDonald
7 Matthew Wade
8 Clint McKay
9 Peter Siddle
10 Jon Holland/Bryce McGain
11 Dirk Nannes.
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
Full of high profile players are the Vics, I'm not too sure about the quality though.
Yeah I must admit I would have some concerns with White at 5 and McDonald at 6 considering both looked and performed like number 8's in the Test Matches they played.

WA used to have an awesome batting lineup with
1 Langer 2 Hussey 3 Goodwin 4 Martyn 5 North 6 Gilchrist.

Voges, Marsh, Campbell and co. couldn't make the team at times.
 

Flem274*

123/5
Canterbury a few years ago was pretty damn good.

Papps
Stead/Stewart
Fulton
Astle
McMillan
Cairns
McCullum
Wiseman
Bond
Cunis
Martin
 

vic_orthdox

Global Moderator
Melbourne Cricket Club, a couple of years ago...

Kent
Baldwin

Hodge
McDonald

Hill
Way
Nevill+
Harwood
Cassell
Lewis
Quinn

Bold have represented Australia.
Italics have had Victorian contracts.
 

vic_orthdox

Global Moderator
St. Kilda's top order a few years ago consisted of:

Shaun Craig
Nick Jewell
Michael Klinger
Rob Quiney
Graeme Rummans

Took them to four straight flags.
 

Burgey

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I guess the Test team is just Jaques for Warner, Bollinger for Bracken and Henriques spot is up for grabs with probably Thornley the favourite.

Victoria's 4 day side will be difficult to beat for any state/province.
1 Nick Jewell
2 Chris Rogers
3 Brad Hodge
4 David Hussey
5 Cameron White
6 Andrew McDonald
7 Matthew Wade
8 Clint McKay
9 Peter Siddle
10 Jon Holland/Bryce McGain
11 Dirk Nannes.
For the NSW test side, Jaques in at one, Warner to six, Henriques out, Haddin to seven and Bollinger for Bracken.
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
For the NSW test side, Jaques in at one, Warner to six, Henriques out, Haddin to seven and Bollinger for Bracken.
I would go for Thornley over Warner, even Khawaja actually. I guess on paper though Warner has the potential to look better.
 
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Migara

International Captain
How about this - SSC

NT Paranavithara
FDM Karunarathne
Mahela Jayawardane
Thilan Samaraweera
Thilina Kandamby
Chamara Silva

EDJ Sriyapala
Nuwan Zoysa
Dhammika Prasad

Sachithra Senanayake
Dilhara Fernando

12th man KS Lokuarachchi
 

Zinzan

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How about this - SSC

NT Paranavithara
FDM Karunarathne
Mahela Jayawardane
Thilan Samaraweera
Thilina Kandamby
Chamara Silva

EDJ Sriyapala
Nuwan Zoysa
Dhammika Prasad

Sachithra Senanayake
Dilhara Fernando

12th man KS Lokuarachchi
Strong batting, but bowling would get punished. Never really rated Zoysa or Fernando as limited overs bowlers
 

DIRK-NANNES

U19 Vice-Captain
Yeah that was the 2005 side.
Totally off topic, but I went to have a look at this side and this game caught my eye:
North Island v South Island at New Plymouth, Feb 13, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
They need to bring back these sort of marquee matches :happy:

Plus another completely irrelevant thing from the 04/05 season, back-to-back centuries by Vettori opening:
Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Feb 6, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
Semi-Final: Canterbury v Northern Districts at Auckland, Feb 9, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
 

Flem274*

123/5
Totally off topic, but I went to have a look at this side and this game caught my eye:
North Island v South Island at New Plymouth, Feb 13, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
They need to bring back these sort of marquee matches :happy:

Plus another completely irrelevant thing from the 04/05 season, back-to-back centuries by Vettori opening:
Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Feb 6, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
Semi-Final: Canterbury v Northern Districts at Auckland, Feb 9, 2005 | Cricket Scorecard | Cricinfo.com
That Auckland attack was pretty meh, the Caterbury one was decent though (Cairns being the big gun).

Wtf were Canterbury smoking with that batting order. Broom, a specialist batsman, at eight.:laugh:

Might have to shift this discussion to the NZ domestic thread. Good finds though.
 

Goughy

Hall of Fame Member
Talking about 'club' sides rather than state/province as the title suggests.

The last season I played cricket seriously my team had 7 (that I can recall) FC cricketers in it and 2 (currently) that have played International.

Im not saying it was the best 'club' team in the world but it would certainly have given a bad County team a lot to handle (even with me bowling from one end) :)
 

Migara

International Captain
Strong batting, but bowling would get punished. Never really rated Zoysa or Fernando as limited overs bowlers
Your perception about Fernado is quite true as he is one in 10 match performer. But in that one particular match he performs well, he'll blast the opposition. He might get away with rank bad performances in FC level though. Zoysa was a very steady bowler. Here is how he performed.
 

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